Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

“GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story”

— Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds, the 2020-21 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is the seventh writer to hold this position, which is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader.

Reynolds is the author of thirteen books for young people, including his most recent, “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks.” A native of Washington, D.C., Reynolds began writing poetry at 9 years old, and is the recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, an NAACP Image Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King Award honors.

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature raises national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.

To learn more about Jason Reynolds and his activities as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, please visit his Library of Congress resource guide.